1:1 Programming PHASE ONE – 5th Grade:
Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year The Fay School will be adopting a 1:1 environment with its fifth graders. Each student receives a PC tablet to integrate into both their classroom experience and the work they do at home. In keeping with our core value of preparation we feel it is critical that students experience the ownership and utilization of a personal computing environment prior to graduation.
While our program is not delivered in an exclusively digital environment, students are expected to effectively use the digital tools at their disposal across all subject areas, in collaboration with teachers and classmates, and independently at school and home.
Students will use digital resources for instruction, research, practice, collaboration, production, and assessment.
1:1 Programming PHASE TWO – 4th Grade:
The Fay School is exploring a second phase of implementation to bring grades 3-4 into a 1:1 capable environment. Currently, plans are for students to use personal computers in the classroom exclusively. Digital resources across subject areas would introduce students to using technology independently for instruction, research, practice, collaboration, production, and assessment.
This limited 1:1 approach is designed to expose students to this environment while minimizing the responsibility to manage a device across subject areas and between school and home.
Existing Resources – Grades 3-5:
Our upper elementary department utilizes the following technologies and digital resources:
- SMARTboards for classroom projection allowing for seamless integration of available digital resources into instruction, resulting in very real interaction with the information, lesson, or activity.
- Computers on Wheels systems are currently available, allowing faculty to create a 1:1 environment on an as-needed basis.
- iPad Carts are available for interactive lessons, independent work, and extensive digital resources.